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What is "Open Science" Supposed to Fix?: A Philip Mirowski Talk

Date and time
Date & time

February 16, 2017
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where
Where

Room 705
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex
1515 St. Catherine W.
Sir George Williams Campus

Cost
Cost

This event is free

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible

Yes

Speaker(s)
Speaker(s)

Dr. Philip Mirowski

Organization
Organization

Milieux Institute and Media History Research Centre

Openness was supposed to save science. Heralded as modern science’s saving grace, the “open science” movement had its debut among the scientific and general community in the last 15 years, reputedly to render the field more accessible and democratic.

In this talk, historian and philosopher of economic thought Philip Mirowski deconstructs the emergence of and current craze for “openness.” Starting with the work of some historians of science, he explores the indictments of the older regime of science by its advocates, and then outlines the neoliberal realizations of the program. The proper frame of understanding involves the quest to have the market validate truth and to Taylorize the scientific process.
 


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